At Gillette, we love exploring the different factors that help men to feel their best. For blogger Mister Wharff, it’s looking after his skin and making sure he smells great that allow him to feel like the best man he can be. We recently spoke to him about why this is the case, and discovered how he looks after his skin during and after shaving.
What First Led You to Start Taking Care of Your Skin?
I’ve always had a deep passion for skincare ever since the age of 13. It all began when I suffered from spots and blemishes, which started to affect my confidence and self-esteem, so I started to research online ways to treat and prevent future breakouts.
I truly found learning about the skin and skincare so interesting it gave me inspiration to create my very own blog. At that time, I also stumbled across a well-known male blogger, who was very admirable and knowledgeable, which gave me that additional drive to pursue my website.
What Does Your Daily Skincare Routine Look Like?
Believe it or not, I like to keep my skincare routine simple. My skin tells me what it’s needing, so if I’m appearing a little congested and oily, I would crack open an exfoliating glycolic cleanser to deeply purify and cleanse my skin. I then follow up with my trusty clearing facial oil to treat and rehydrate.
I don’t necessarily use a spot-on treatment, as the majority of the time, if you’re cleansing thoroughly, you shouldn’t need to add on other product to your current skincare routine. Using too many products can make matters worse!
However, I do like to apply a weekly skin treat in the form of a face mask that contains a combination of sulphur, camphor and zinc oxide to balance and clear troublesome skin – I love its distinctive smell.
Do You Have a Different Skincare Routine at Night?
My night time regime is slightly different and more thorough than my morning routine. Checking your mobile and then touching your face is a bit of a daily habit for many of us – myself included! – so make your sure hands are properly clean before touching your face. This is an important step to follow to prevent the potential any uproar on your skin!
I always double cleanse in the evenings to make sure that every bit of dirt, grime and trace of outside pollution is removed. I follow up with a concentrated booster or serum with active ingredients that work in the night while I’m asleep. If my skin is feeling dehydrated, I’ll apply a lightweight moisturiser on top.
How Does Looking After Your Skin Make You Feel?
Looking after my skin has made a big difference in the way I feel on the inside and outside. In fact, it’s provided me with a confidence boost, as I know that when I walk out of the door and my skin looks great, people are going to see that I take pride and care in my appearance.
Friends often comment on how clear and radiant my skin looks, which are great compliments to receive. They ask what products I use so I tell them my top three skincare must-haves depending on their skin concerns, and they always appreciate my recommendations.
You’ve Written On Your Blog About Your Struggle with Acne. Did You Experience Difficulties Shaving at This Time?
Dealing with acne was a real struggle for me during my adolescent years, and it affected my health and wellbeing. Luckily, there was a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to my determination and hours of research – soon my skin began to heal with the correct product use.
I found that wet shaving could make my acne-prone skin worse if I executed it incorrectly. You can feel as though you don’t want to shave if you’re dealing with problematic skin in case it worsens your issues, spreading the spot-causing bacteria, potentially creating a mountain of unwanted blemishes.
My best advice would be to invest in a suitable razor that drips lubrication as you shave away those facial hairs. To reduce friction and irritation on the skin, opt for a quality shaving gel such as the Gillette SkinGuard Men’s Sensitive Shaving Gel that’s clinically proven for sensitive skin.